- Telephone 0141 353 0678
- Food served Mon–Sat noon–10.30pm; Sun noon–10pm.
- Average price £15 (lunch); £17 (evening meal)
A city centre diner offering authentic tastes of Malaysian fusion cooking at reasonable prices.
This review is taken from the current (2016) edition.
Expat Malaysians long for food from home, tourists rave about Malaysian cuisine – if you want to get a flavour, Rumours Kopitiam certainly obliges. The set-up is simple and functional, where chopsticks are provided as well as a knife and fork, while the menu and drinks list help transport you to a typical Malay Peninsula eatery. It’s all about mixing and matching textures and flavours to create dishes that are truly exotic, even eccentric. Hokkien vermicelli is dark brown with sweet soya sauce, concealed within are prawns, squid, pork and crunchy morsels of fishcake, while every now and then the bright green bite of choi sum lifts the palate. The chicken curry is true Malaysian comfort food – chicken cooked slowly on the bone with coconut milk, tofu and vegetables. The unusual vegetarian ‘mock’ dishes on the menu as well as nasi lemak or curry laksa all reflect the fusion of Chinese and Malay cuisines. Malty iced milo reflects British influences, and the salt and pepper squid has an inspired garlic, spring onion and chilli garnish that calls out for another Tiger beer.
- High point: Exciting and authentic eating experience
- Low point: No disabled access
- Notable dish: Malaysian-style chicken curry
- Delivery: Delivery free for orders over £15
- Provides: Vegetarian options (at least ¼ main courses), Halal options, Children's high chairs
- Music on stereo: radio
- Live entertainment: none
- Capacity: 40
- Largest group: 40
- Open since: 2008
- Number of wines sold by the glass: 2
- House wine: £14.90 per bottle